It wasn't easy, but Sabres finish job in Game 6

Updated: May 6, 2007, 8:52 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

NEW YORK -- In the Stanley Cup playoffs, there are no style points. The two-month grind is about one thing: survival.

On Sunday afternoon, the Presidents' Trophy-winning Buffalo Sabres did just that with their wildly exciting 5-4 series clinching victory over the never-say-die New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. They survived.

"It's a big relief any time you can win a playoff series," Sabres co-captain Daniel Briere said. "It's not easy."

Evidently, Sabres head coach Lindy ...

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